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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dressed to Party Crochet Pattern...

It's that time of year, my FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR! Along with the Christmas music and white lights covering every inch of my House I am on my mad dash to finish shopping.
My Niece suggested a bottle of her Boyfriend's favorite spirits since I got his name in the gift exchange. I couldn't just give him a bottle in a bag so I searched the Internet for something cute.
This is what I found, a crochet pattern for a hat and scarf to tie festively around the bottle! What a perfect way to use the little bits of scrap yarn that I have from all of my other projects! They work up quickly and make an otherwise plain gift into a cute bottle of cheer!
The pattern will follow the pictures!

Dressed to Party Crochet Hat and Scarf for Bottles

Chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.Do not join, work in continuous rounds
SC IN each sc around. 12 sc
(SC in first sc, 2 sc in next) 6 times. - 18 sc
ROUND 4, 5 and 6
SC In each sc around
ROUNDS 7-8 Sc in each sc around. At the end of round 9 Slip stitch into beginning.


Chain 4.

ROW 1 
Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each a crossed. -3sc

Ch 1. sc in each chain a crossed 

ROW 3 AND UNTIL DESIRED LENGTH (I did 16 rows) repeat row 2. Fasten and tie off end.

Amazingly easy and adorable!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chocolate Bars and Angels...

What? JULY was the last time that I posted on my blog?!
How can that be?
Do you ever feel that time is passing so quickly that you blink and months have swept by?
My days are filled with cutting petals and making roses. Our business continues to grow and sometimes I feel like I see the women at the fabric and craft store more than my own family LOL We were just contacted by a boutique in New York that is interested in carrying are headbands and accessories!
We have a "hired"our first employee thank you Momala! She saved me hours of work by cutting stacks of satin into circles. Momala, do you mind if your salary is diet pop on demand and an occasional lunch? Mr. tickled pink has requested that I at least keep a pathway so he can wade his way through stacks of lace, rhinestones and pearls! The only time he really complained is when he almost had a small mishap the other day. He had come to sit next to me on the couch to show me something on his phone, how was I suppose to know that my scissors had slipped between the cushions! I told him to count his blessings since they were blade side down! Some how he didn't see the humor in that.
My house has been slightly neglected but it does look pretty covered in assorted roses and mountains of glitter LOL!
When my great Nieces were home for a visit I had them model for us. It usually cost me a handful of candy or part of a chocolate bar. One day when I was getting ready to leave, Mia the three year old, said "Aunt Michele, Bring some more of those headbands tomorrow I will wear them for you if you give me candy!Which was quickly followed by "wait let's make it gum...yes, if you bring gum I will wear your headbands and let you take my picture!" Haaaaaa How could I possibly pass up that offer? The next day I came armed with sugarless gum and got beautiful pictures of the little Angels!
I'm sharing the pictures that make them look so Angelic, what you don't see is the chasing, pleading and mountains of wet wipes to remove the chocolate that goes with our photo shoots!

I love using nature as my inspiration so I couldn't help but slip one of our handmade roses in with fresh ivory ones that I had picked up at the store...

My goal is to get back here more often, especially with the Holidays quickly approaching.
Until we meet again,
Have a tickled pink day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A few of my favorite things...

I'm just sharing a few of the photos from some of the things that made me happy yesterday. Just a pink rose or Parisian notes can take a dark day and make it just a little brighter!
Do you ever find yourself doing that? Grasping for anything that can bring just a little joy to your day. If not, I highly recommend  it!

Dessert for Breakfast? Yes please! 

Served on the pink rose dishes that were my Mommala's! I always loved them and when she moved she so graciously gave them to me. Thank you Mom they bring me so much joy when I use them

Notice the fabric strawberry in front of the cup? One of my favorite of my Auntie Helen's ideas...

(A's) cat, Scrap cat had mini scrap cats, can you stand how precious?

This one is going to live in Florida with my Great Nieces. They named her Tungo Dungo lol...

I love hydrangeas almost as much as I love roses...

Nothing will ever top pink roses though in my book...

I found some beautiful note cards while out shopping...

We all know my love of Paris, these cards will be perfect! 

This picture hangs in a room in my Home, I love it and it always reminds my of the dancing lessons Mr Tickled Pink and I took for our Daughter's Wedding...

Find the beauty in every day and while you're at it, have a tickled pink day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Strength…Love and Never Ending Hope...

The picture of strength


Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

I hope that you are having a lovely Summer day!
With Summer comes a change in eating habits for Mr. Tickled Pink and I. Welllll….. we try!

(A) has made this recipe several times before but I am usually cooking other things at the same time and didn't pay much attention. I was looking for a light snack for us to have while the grill was heating. Mr. Tickledpink had been out playing Tennis and I had been burning roses for about oh I don't know 5 hours.
Any who, I saw a lonely zucchini in my vegetable drawer and thought of the delectable bites that (A) always makes.
A quick text to her and she sent me the recipe. So easy peasy and delish AND bonus not too hurtful in calories for an appetizer.

Zucchini Parmesan Chips

Cooking Spray
1-2 T. olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I used the canned and it turned out great)
1/4 cup of Panko crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, if foil spray with cooking spray.
Toss the zucchini with the Olive Oil. Combine all of the dry ingredients in another bowl. 
Dip each zucchini on both sides in dry mix pressing to coat.Bake until crisp 450 for 25-30 minutes.
Per 1/2 cup serving is 105 calories
Excellent source of Vitamin C
Good Source of  Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Protein

Crispy and Delicious! You can dip them in a low cal sauce too

I like to serve ours with fresh slices of Avocado that have been dipped in lemon.

Happy, Healthy Eating and have a tickled pink day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Every Picture Tells a Story...

Oh Hi! Remember me? 
Yes my friends it has been quite awhile since I have been able to sit down and update my blog!
Between being Nanny Great Auntie to my darling great Nieces, traveling back and forth to take them from Ohio to Florida and computer problems I just haven't had a chance! Oh yes, annnnnddd the Business that Alexis and I started a few years ago has really taken off! 
We have orders from all over the World which never ceases to amaze me! People in the UK, Canada and countless States here in the U.S.  are ordering from little ole us!
Shameless plug alert!! Follow us on Facebook at Little Miss Millie's Boutique on Instagram at lmmbboutique store envy at We have also opened a Bridal Boutique on Etsy! Follow us on Instagram at Arabellasbridal and shop with us at we are so excited that our little businesses that were once only a dream have begun to provide us with wonderful work doing what we love.
Our whole reason for starting it was to save for fertility treatments for A. Both businesses are named after two of her three Angels in Heaven. We refuse to give up hope that someday, someway we will be making all of these beautiful things for her babies and this nightmare will be a faded scar as we chase little feet. Once that is accomplished we hope to start a Charity for all of the other women that suffer from this heartbreaking trial. Most Insurances cover NOTHING to do with Infertility. The prices are astronomical with few places to turn for help. We would someday like to change that in our own little way.
So here are some photos of some fun things that I have been doing to keep busy!

A and I, she is the STRONGEST person that I know...

Beautiful on the outside and on the inside right down to her heart of gold...

  I didn't even get to share with you that the Easter Bunny stopped by my Easter Sunday Dinner!

I hung out with these Babies on the Beaches of Florida...

A girl after my own heart she insisted on wearing her pink sparkle dress to the Beach!

Who are we to stop her? My Sister and I pretty much never have control of their shenanigans. Not that we don't try, we do but age has gotten the best of us and we know when to pick our battles! lol

They were stopped in their tracks by Tim, the crab man who had trapped a crab and let them see it!

Grandmother teach me your ways. All three of them love their Grams to death.

Sometimes your Sister's Birthday is just as fun as your own!

Little Miss two year old….

Every time I asked her how old she was she proudly answered ummm PINK! haaaa 

I made headpieces for all three girls to be in their Uncle Joel and Aunt Liz's Wedding...

Unfortunately it was melt down day times three...

None of them wore them for the Wedding and I think these are the only photos that prove they were made lol

Speaking of Weddings. Liz did a darling display at the Wedding of Grandparents Wedding attire. Mom happened to be there the day I got her dress from my upstairs closet, I made her try it on! Isn't this so cute?!

I'm in love with this picture I took of Mommala at the Rehearsal Dinner Party… Gorgeous Great Grandma isn't she?!

Speaking of Grandmas, Great Grandma's. I was making my Niece's bed one day when we stayed with her in Florida. As I took off all of the bed clothes I was so happy to see this...

My Grandma's Art. She made countless quilts all by hand. Stitch by tiny perfect stitch.

Little did she know as she made this one...

That one day it would keeping her little Great, Great Granddaughter's warm as they snuggle in bed.

I come from a long line of relatives who have passed their creative genes down.  I like to think that's where I get my love of creating things.

Here are a few photos of things that I have made and a few customers along the way…

Liz's headpiece...

One of our gorgeous little Customers...

A custom order we made the headpiece to compliment her shoes and dress...

Can you stand how precious...

Two more Customers...

One of our beautiful Brides...

And another...

We made Mommy and me headbands for this gorgeous Mommy and Daughter...

And these…

Can you stand the cuteness of this Little Customer?!

Or perhaps this one?! Her Mommy called her outfit that they purchased from us "Old Hollywood Glamour" We couldn't have named it better!
This little Angel below has her own fashion Instagram page! Follow her @londynsbridges on Instagram

Hopefully I won't be away for so long next time! In the mean time if you happen to see the guy below, can you send him A's way?! lol
Have a tickled pink day!